Monday, May 18, 2009

Mike's Med School Graduation

My brother Mike & I have always had a special relationship. When we get together, there is never a shortage of commercial jingles, theme songs, medical queries, silly songs, & TV/movie quotes, much to my mother's dismay at times :o)


I was so privileged to be able to attend his graduation from KCUMB, and also very proud. He has worked so hard, and truly deserved this recognition.

When everyone stood for the National Anthem I already started to get teary-eyed, as I always do, but within 20 seconds of the orchestra playing, the entire auditorium began to sing along. It was amazing! Then, after all the graduated were hooded they brought all the military students to the stage for recognition and the to recite the oath. After a few more remarks then entire audience again rose to their feet and applauded these men & women for their dedication for almost a full minute.

We then headed to my Uncle Ralph & Aunt Lovina's house for a small family get together. It was so great to see these relatives that I haven't seen in what seemed like ages...and to celebrate my brother's accomplishments!

(Cathy, Me, & Sarah) I missed my sisters!!!

Mike & Michelle kickin' it old school

I love ya bro!!

9 comments:

Queenie Jeannie said...

Your Mom must be just BUSTING with pride!!! Congratulations to you both!!!!!!

Becky said...

I didn't know he was in med school! how exciting. Hey, what is Cathy up to these days?

Mary said...

She's in TX with mom & sisters working & enjoying warmer weather than WA ;o)

Jessica said...

How exciting. Look at your talented family in the medical biz. Congratulations to both of you on graduating!

Jillene said...

AWESOME!! You both graduating around the same time. I bet your mom is VERY proud!!

Irish Chicken Soup said...

That's great. I sort of missed your graduation so congrats to both of you!!!

Wendyburd1 said...

That is so nice!!

Michelle said...

Reading this brought me to tears AGAIN!! I can't seem to stop. lol. We miss you and want you to come back. We can't wait to live closer to you. YAY!!

Brittany Marie said...

Yay! That is so wonderful!